Just how serious was the October (1970) Crisis in Canada?

If we fail to look at what was clearly terrorism fifty years ago and call it what it really and truly was, what good is hindsight?

October Today in Terrorism

October 5, 1970: FLQ kidnapping of British diplomat

On this day in 1970 the Quebec separatist terrorist group FLQ kidnapped UK trade commissioner James Cross in a bid to gain independence.